The grade 5’s have recently been down to the scout hall to complete their Peer Mediation Training. Whilst they were there, they learnt about dealing with small problems that may occur with students at lunch time and recess. They also played several games to test their cooperation, listening, and lots of other very important skills to have when being on peer mediation duty. The grade 5 students have already been walking around in groups of two or three with the grade 6 students, watching them and practicing some of the skills they have learnt at their training sessions on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Next year they will be mixed up with other students in their year level and go around by them selves. There will still be a teacher on duty all the time to help out with larger problems.
By Riley and Pat